1 He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. 3 And he said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 4 for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had."
Yesterday we had the ceremony of the cloture of the ‘Door of Mercy’ in Rome by the Holy Father. The church continue to proclaim this divine mercy to the world by her act and words. Today the universal Church celebrates the presentation of the Mary in the Temple with the assumption of the historical event not noted biblically. This feast finds its importance with the mystery of Immaculate Conception, in the Faith that God has protected Mary right from her birth. This feast also reminds us that God has meticulously prepared and executed the Incarnation. All these events do help us to understand today’s gospel where a little gest of this poor lady is being honoured by the Lord, just because of the intensity and deep faith of this lady in the providence of the Lord and in this we discover that the generosity of giving everything is an expression of this deep faith.
The same gospel carried however another message which is very much a need of the time. God remembers even little gest of a human being. Though this lady has given very little, before God, it is counted great and marvellous, because she has given everything. Our little gest and action, with a sincere heart and fidelity will be honoured by the Lord. We need not do great things, but little things in a great manner. If we see all the great people, we will observe that they do little things in a great manner with lot of devotion and dedication. God will never turn back a humble and sincere heart.